Amid the skepticism and the scorn over the legal debacle over his alleged hate crime attack, Jussie Smollett's family has stood by him and in a new essay, his eldest brother JoJo Smollett speaks out again in support of the actor and urges people to consider believing his side of the story.
The 36-year-old Empire star had made headlines in January when he told police that two men assaulted him and hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him on a Chicago street. The following month, he was charged with staging the incident himself and filing a false police report. He pleaded not guilty and in March, prosecutors dropped all charges against him, spurring outrage from Chicago police and a $130,000 lawsuit from the city. He maintains his innocence.
Sorry - Brother - JoJo - Essay - BETcom
"I am definitely not asking you to feel sorry for my brother," JoJo wrote in his essay, posted on BET.com on Saturday. "He would never allow that. He still carries a humility,...